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POST-GAZETTE,-JUNE 10, 2011 Page9 i @ The $octallg $et bg00Iilda M. Morrill Left to right: Dr. Arese Carrington, UNA-GB Vice President; Lucia Lovison-Golob, and Richard Golob, UNA-GB President. (Photo by Frdrique Van Moortel) The Consuls Ball is consid- ered Boston's premier inter- national gala of the year, when attendees dress in black tie/national dress, network with leaders in the Boston community, enjoy international cuisine, and dance the night away -- all while supporting the Model UN Program, which offers critical skills-based global education to thousands of urban Boston youth. This year the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) hosted Its "Annual Consuls Ball" for more than 350 guests at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on the same date as the Royal Wedding. The festivities included a toast to the Royal Couple and a special Mystery Box draw- ing featuring a stunning ring inspired by Princess Diana's (and now Kate's) striking sapphire-and-diamond ring, generously provided by one of the evening sponsors Shreve, Crump & Low. R.D. Sahl, the evening's Master Of Ceremonies and former NECN broadcaster shared Governor Deval Patrick's official proclama- tion, which declared April 29 as "2011 Consuls Day in Massachusetts." Leonard Kopelman, the Honorary Consul General of Finland and the Dean of the Consular Corps of Boston, Consuls Ball emcee R.D. Sahl, left, 2011 Honoree Carol Fulp, and Patrick Binns, Consul General of Canada, smile for the camera. (Photo by Frdrique Van Moortel) Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals - 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 and UNA-GB President, Richard Golob, addressed the guests as well. In addi- tion, the honorary Consular Corps Procession was fol- lowed by a moment of si- lence for the victims of (he Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The Ball also featured both a live auction and a silent auction, with the most prominent items of the night being a coveted pair of Red Sox/Yankee tickets, an Olympic escape to Van- couver and a tropical trip to the Cayman Islands. Carol Fulp, SVP of Brand Communications and Corpo- rate Social Responsibility for John Hancock Financial received UNA-GB's "2011 Leadership Award" in honor of her outstanding con- tribution to the local and international community. Nominated by President Barack Obama in Septem- ber 2010, Fulp is serving as a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly. of the United Nations. Ambassador table hosts included the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Com- pany; Bingham McCutchen; Dr. Phil Budden, Consul Gen- eral of Britain; John Drew, Honorary Consul of Monaco; Janice and Roger Hunt; Leonard, Dean of Consular Corps and Honor- ary Consul General of Finland; Cathy Mannick; Joseph Milano, Honorary Consul General of Thailand; Jane O'Brien; Jodi and Brad Prosek; Hakan Satiroglu; and Agnes Van Langenhove- Capiau, to name a few. The Global Education Pro- gram in Boston area schools engages middle and high school students in an inter- active educational experi- ence that brings Model United .Nations into the classroom through a series of class sessions that teach negotiation, communica- tion, research and conflict resolution skills, and engen- ders tolerance and coopera- tive spirit. Model UN not only promotes global citizen- ship, but also teaches critical skills for school and life, helping to reduce the achievement gap. Sponsors of the Ball were Shreve, Crump & Low, State Street Corporation, John Hancock Financial, GGA Software Services, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Hult International Business I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 School, Suffolk Sawyer Busi- ness School, and the British School of Boston. For information about the United Nations Association of Greater Boston, visit " Best Wishes and Congratu- lations to all! ....... Floral design enthu- siasts, art lovers, competi- tors, conservationists and connoisseurs of interna- tional culture should all mark their calendars to attend the "2011 World Flower Show" taking place in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center from June 15-19. Members of floral art soci- eties from the 30 countries that comprise the World Association of Flower Ar- rangers (WAFA) will convene for the weeklong event, which caps the United States' first-ever three-year tenure as host country for WAFA. "We chose our show theme, 'This Glorious Earth,' be- cause it embraces both the worldwide scope and the celebratory nature of this event," says Liza Weihman, Director of Publicity & Pub- lic Relations for WAFA USA. "This is the first time that the United States has hosted the show .... " The World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization of floral art societies representing 30 member countries. WAFA was founded in 1981 and moves from country to coun- Joseph Milano, left, Honor- ary Consul General of Thai- land, and Andreas Rufer, Deputy Consul of Switzer- land at the Consuls Ball. Photo by Kateryna Odyntsova) try every three years. Dur- ing its tenure, the host country organizes an Inter- national Seminar, stages a World Flower Show, con- venes a General Assembly, produces a book portraying national floral designs and plans various other educa- tional events. Previous WAFA host coun- tries include Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In early 2008, the United States was elected to serve as the host country for WAFA 2008-2011. In order to host WAFA's first-ever tenure in the United States, the members of The Garden Club of America and the National (Continued on Page 13) Shreve, Crump & Low CEO David Walker selects the winning numbers out of a bowl for the grand prize Mystery Box items, assisted by Kaitlin Hasseler, left, UNA-GB Program Manager, as R.D. Sahl announces the results. (Photo by Kateryna Odyntsova) @ j USTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WWW.JUSTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM